While I am typing this, I remember a quick funny scenario I need to share with you. Like I said, I am not a coconut chutney fan. Whereas, Snehanshu does not enjoy tomato chutney. He would want a spoonful of coconut chutney in every bite of idli or dosa. When we dine at a South Indian restaurant and order idli or dosa, the first thing we do is swap the servings of chutney. I keep two servings of tomato chutney and Snehanshu gets his favorite coconut one ;)
I checked few recipes online and came up with this easy and quick recipe with ingredients found in the pantry.
Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a pan. Add 2 roughly chopped cloves of garlic and 1 small roughly chopped onion. I use spring onion here.
While these saute, add 1/4 tsp. mustard seeds and few dry red chillies.
Add 2 medium chopped tomatoes. Let the tomatoes cook well and get mushy.
Let the cooked tomatoes cool. Grind to form a smooth paste.
Transfer the ground paste into a pan. Add salt to taste, red chilli powder and bring it to boil.
Taadaa...tomato chutney ready to serve!
Enjoy as a dip with crackers too!